Sep 10, 2015 MRM commented on Watch Sarah Palin Sprinkle Words Blown From Without Her Ass.
I think her fans are used to not understanding what smart people say, so when they hear her and have no clue what she's on about, they just assume she's smart.
Aug 31, 2015 MRM commented on The Morning News: Strange and Upsetting August Weather Continues, Wildfires Calm Down Slightly, Obama Visits Alaska.
@5: if you want a real laugh, go to some rightwing blog and see everyone foaming at the mouth about this until someone points out that Alaska changed the name back in 1975 and no less than Palin herself calls it Denali.
May 14, 2015 MRM commented on That New Record Club Service VNYL Is Worse Than the Old One.
So tech disruptors come up with half baked, not quite legal idea and decide screwing their customers is the easiest way out of the jam they got themselves in? Sounds kind of par for the course, honestly.
Jan 26, 2015 MRM commented on Sarah Palin Serves Up Thirty Solid Minutes of Word Salad at Iowa Republican Candidate Summit.
Oops, you can choose whichever of the two last sentences in my post you like the most.
Jan 26, 2015 MRM commented on Sarah Palin Serves Up Thirty Solid Minutes of Word Salad at Iowa Republican Candidate Summit.
The thing that really gets me about Palin is how downright mean she is. And not mean towards politicians. Putting up with assholes and their criticism is part of that job. Palin says incredibly mean stuff about anyone who doesn't live in the privilege bubble that goes along with being well-off and white. Her whole career as a national figure is based on dissing the down-and-out and other people who don't have the privilege of being well-off and white.
Jan 20, 2015 MRM commented on Rightwing Christian Gun Nuts Rally In Support of Rightwing Christian Gun Nut Who Cheated On Her Soldier Husband.
That's pretty good tail to pull at a Republican conference.
Jan 14, 2015 MRM commented on Morning News: Seattle Moves to Expand Car-Sharing, France Arrests Comedian for Facebook Comments.
@6: Yes, because witnesses not showing up for depositions definitely means that they chose to no-show themselves and weren't pressured by their famous and (relatively) well-off acquaintance/relation. That's iron-clad logic you're employing there.

I only wish I had you as a professor in law school instead of the life-long legal professionals I was stuck with to teach me about depositions. Then I might have some kind of clue about what the definition of that word has to do with my comment or your feeble attempt at a smack down response.
Jan 14, 2015 MRM commented on Morning News: Seattle Moves to Expand Car-Sharing, France Arrests Comedian for Facebook Comments.
Hope Solo's comments translated:

"I was always hopeful that, once I was able to suppress the facts about what I did, the DA would be unable to move forward with charges against me."
Dec 19, 2014 MRM commented on Rand Paul Injects a Moat into the Debate Over Our Cuba Policy.
I don't know. It sounds like Carson's policy view is that government action should be completely collectivist. Healthcare should be provided the same for all. The richest of us getting the same healthcare as the poorest.
Nov 17, 2014 MRM commented on Grappling with Post-1970 Frank Zappa.
Sounds like you dislike Zappa fans more than Zappa himself.



Sheik Yerbouti and Overnite Sensation are both excellent straight-up (if out-there) rock albums. Joe's Garage is also great, even if it is a "musical." Not to mention all the great jazz rock albums. There's a lot of great 70s Zappa out there.